We recommend calling us for raccoon removal if you have one or more that frequent your property.
Raccoons are cute, no doubt. Their antics can be quite entertaining even. Although they rarely attack a human and will diligently avoid you as much as possible, they are far from being a friendly pet that you want parading around your Winston-Salem, North Carolina property. In fact, they can actually be a danger to the pets you do have. At The Dead Pest Society, we recommend calling us for raccoon removal if you have one or more that frequent your property.
One of the biggest dangers of raccoons is that they are rabies carriers. Their feces and urine spread other diseases, as well, namely salmonella, raccoon roundworm, and leptospirosis. A mother raccoon can be quite aggressive when she is defending her young. They are far from gentle creatures, despite their cute appearance, and can easily injure animals larger than themselves and kill smaller ones.
Other than a prison-grade fence, there isn’t a lot you can do about it if a racoon decides to pay you a visit. They are very crafty and there are no effective DIY methods to deter them. The best you can do is make your property a bit less inviting. For example, keep your trash cans securely sealed, don’t leave dog or cat food out in bowls all day and night for outdoor pets, place your bird feeders where they are not accessible, keep your landscaping clear of any hiding places they can use, and gather any fallen fruit from your fruit trees.
Contact us today to learn more about our raccoon removal services or to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your property to be able to give you more specific tips for keeping them away.